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  • Pakistan Chowk Community Centre inaugurated

    KARACHI: As Pakistan Chowk is a symbol of the city’s rich cultural and historical fabric, the inauguration of the Pakistan Chowk Community Centre (PCCC) on Wednesday was another step by concerned citizens and activists to reclaim the space long usurped by increasing violence, hoards of waste and gentrification...

    She said that the project became a part of the lives of those living near and far from Pakistan Chowk...

  • A cool patch in the middle of chaos at Pakistan Chowk

    KARACHI: White marble stairs leading to a peaceful cool patch of paved land among the traffic chaos has wooden benches, trash cans, potted plants, a man-made shade in the shape of a pipe structure and a natural one in the form of an old shady peepal tree...

    The Aram Bagh Quarter, a triangular 6,633-square-foot traffic island at Pakistan Chowk, was reopened to the public on Sunday after being restored and renovated, a project which...

  • Shaheer Niazi — teenager who put Pakistan on science map

    The team representing Pakistan at the International Young Physicists’ Tourna­ment was given the electric honeycomb phenomenon to present on and Shaheer’s twin sister, Khadija Niazi, was the team captain...

    Her paper — Solving core issues of early physics education in Pakistan — addresses the problem of paucity of women interested in careers in pure physics and sciences, while discussing novel ways to reach a wider audience...

  • Qavvali at the chowk

    The Pakistan Chowk Community Centre (PCCC) on Saturday evening organised a qavvali performance by Subhan Ahmed Nizami at the chowk...

    One doesn’t know whether the people who run shops around the chowk had any idea as to what was about to take place there...

  • Footprints: D-Chowk commission

    But the piles of mud, dug out to create the underground tunnel for the construction of the metro-bus project at D-Chowk, are still there on Thursday morning...

    Read: Hearing of judicial commission on alleged rigging adjourned for a weekMeanwhile, groups of politicians are pacing up and down the porch and the bustle reminds me of the times when former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry held court...

  • Mukka Chowk minus Altaf Hussain

    KARACHI: Mukka Chowk with the symbolic golden fist attributed to the first prime minister of Pakistan Liaquat Ali Khan’s furious gesture towards India, and which over the years people saw as Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s symbol of strength located in the centre of their stronghold Azizabad, was on Thursday found mysteriously stripped off all the posters and pictures of the party founder Altaf Hussain...

    Later, in the evening it was also...

  • Full mobile signals at D-Chowk

    ISLAMABAD: Though mobile phone services have been suspended across the city to hinder communication between the supporters of Mumtaz Qadri, who are staging a sit-in at D-Chowk, the only place in the federal capital where there is full cellular reception is D-Chowk...

    The media coordinator of Pakistan Sunni Tehreek, Naeem Raza, was contacted by Dawn on his mobile phone on Monday night and Tuesday evening and both times he received...

  • 45 illegal money changers arrested from Peshawar's Chowk Yadgar market: SP City, FIA

    PESHAWAR: Forty five people were arrested in a joint operation on Thursday in Peshwar's Chowk Yadgar currency market which is believed to be a hub of illegal money changers...

    Faiz Market and Warid market inside Chowk Yadgar's Sarafa bazaar were also sealed in the joint raid conducted by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Counter-terrorism Department (CTD) and police, FIA Assistant Director Qazi Abdul Hameed said...

  • Fawara Chowk fountain to be replaced with flowerbed

    RAWALPINDI: The garrison city is going to lose its landmark, the centuries-old fountain at Fawara Chowk, as the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) has decided to fill the fountain’s pond with earth to plant flowers and trees...

    Six roads branch out from this square: Jinnah Road to Saddar, Liaquat Road to Murree Road, Iqbal Road to Committee Chowk, Raja Bazaar Road to Pirwadhai and Gunjmandi Road to Kashmiri Bazaar...

  • D-Chowk flash in the pan?

    So another D-Chowk protest sit-in, after causing losses to the tune of millions of rupees to the state and considerable anxiety to the citizens, ended with no more than a vague ‘verbal’ assurance to the protesters that their demands will be considered...

    Remember what happened when Tahirul Qadri, along with several thousand devotees, was allowed to set up camp in D-Chowk before the last elections...

  • No political rallies will be allowed in D-Chowk or F-9 park: Nisar

    “Why Islamabad? The whole of Pakistan is available for political gatherings or jalsas,” questioned the interior minister...

    Read: Nisar’s offer to Imran: pick FIA team for inquiry“We will put up the proposal for discussion in Parliament,” Nisar said, adding that paralysing the federal capital had cost the country's treasury billions of rupees in 2014, referring to the four-month protest sit-in staged by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf......

  • Footprints: The D chowk that was

    Pan the eye of memory back to not all that many years ago, when in the evening after the Secretariat complex had emptied of its bureaucrat inhabitants, the sprawling area near D Chowk would come alive with families that came to stroll, picnick on the greenbelt and let the children play there...

    That was D Chowk then...

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